Among the new additions to the Tomb Raider gameplay formula is skill management. In this game Lara posses three different types of skills, related to the three main aspects of the game: surviving, hunting and fighting. The skills are really diverse and all serve a certain, useful purpose: leveling them up will be bring some good advantages whenever you level them up. In the end it all depends on your playstyle: some gamers may be better and uncovering treasures and areas or discovering enemies while some other may be better in the combat sequences of the game. You can improve these skills to improve your abilities in your best field or get some help in some other field where you are not so good. We’re not talking about role playing game level of customization but having a choice is better than having none at all! The inclusion of skills also makes the gameplay experience somewhat deeper. To improve your skills you’ll have to fill Lara’s experience shield, obtaining a single skill point used to improve unlocked skills or unlocking new skills. You will have to invest 7 skill points in rookie skills to unlock the higher tier; to unlock the final tier, seven more points must be used. Get as much experience as you can and you will be able to unlock most skills in the game as soon as possible.
- Dodge Kill Mastery
Dodge Kill Mastery is an expert skill which further upgrades the Dodge skills: while Dodge Counter only allows you to stun an enemy and Dodge Kill only allows you to kill enemies not wearing armors, Dodge Kill Mastery will kill all enemies after the quick time event has been completed with success. Quite obviously, you’ll need Dodge Counter and Dodge Kill to unlock Dodge Kill Mastery. Once this has been learned, the Accomplished Killer skill will become truly useful, since it makes you earn extra experience points for all special kills: the ones done with Dodge Kill Mastery will make you earn the most bonus experience. Once the first Dodge skill has been unlock, you may want to keep improving it with the other two and Accomplished Killer to earn some extra experience points: this should be done right after learning the three main growth skills. You’ll earn extra experience points so quickly that you’ll be able to learn all the other skills in a very little amount of time.
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